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RE: [components] updated, please comment Tuesday 28 Sept 2004

From: <michaeka@wellsfargo.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 17:21:01 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE9AD0A3D28CE42A163544072FE86760605ECB0@msgsw55cacah01.wellsfargo.com>
To: shawn@w3.org, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hello, EOWG - 

Here's some comments about the images:

IMAGE #1 under the How the Components Relate header (showing
interrelationships among developers, tools, content, browsers/etc., and
users): 

Is the ALT attribute for this image useful for the visually disabled? It is
a lot of text for a screen reader to render. I feel the text content should
convey all the meaning for non-visual users. The image is a visual
alternative to the text content for people who process information visually.

IMAGE #2 under the Interdependencies Between Components header(showing
information about ALT attribute):

I find this image very confusing, with too much information. Does it really
add value? Would an image accompanied by the correct ALT attribute code
help?

IMAGE #3 under the When One Component is Weak header (showing breaks in
developer, tools, etc. interrelationships):

Same comment as for Image #1.

I think the concept would be clearer if the image was exactly the same as
Image #1, except for 1) the lines between developer/tools/content and
users/browsers, etc./content could be dashed and 2) the dashed lines and the
tools and browse/etc. computer images could be grayed out. Then add solid
black arrows from developers to content and from users to content. Do not
have three computer images for browsers/etc., and don't have white zigzags
through the computer images.

IMAGE #4 under the Guidelines for Components (adding information about
guidelines and technical specifications):

Same comment as for Image #1.

The accompanying text states that "These guidelines ...are developed in
coordination with W3C technical specifications" whereas the illustration
implies a hierarchical relationship between specs and guidelines, as the
specs are shown below the guidelines - i.e., a different relationship from
"in coordination."

Regards,

Blossom
Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 00:21:36 UTC

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